Changing a WR Tire
Posted June 17, 2008 - 01:02 PM
I hate changing the tire on mine....my CRF is a piece of cake with only one rim lock. Are all of you still running both of them? Do you have any secrets for tire changes? The maxxis video that is floating around is great to follow if you have 1 rim lock, but does not address wheels like the WR's
Any ideas or input?
Posted June 17, 2008 - 01:32 PM
Also, IMO the second lock is on the wr's/crfX as the enduro's tend to be used for crawling over largs rocks, bolders, fallen trees, river crossings and such. This is the most reason for the second wheel lock. If you plan on doing track with the WR? than I would say only one lock is needed.
Just my $.02
Posted June 17, 2008 - 08:10 PM
Then I got the 3rd tire iron. That's the secret.
I can change my tire with both rim locks in 20 minutes. With only two tire irons, I was never able to get the tire on or off the rim.
go to www.motopowervideo.com. they have a nice DVD which walks you through the process.
Posted June 18, 2008 - 02:12 AM
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Posted June 18, 2008 - 01:28 PM
Posted June 18, 2008 - 04:10 PM
for me it only takes an extra minute to install the second rimlock, I personally dont see the big deal with changing tires......
Im with you on this,
If you are struggling with changing tires your doing it wrong.
Personally I find 19" rears to be the hardest because of the short sidewalls.
One trick I have learned for removing a tire is to lever both beads off on both sides of the rim so the rim falls between the beads and is much easier to remove.
Posted June 18, 2008 - 06:02 PM
I will try it out tonight and see if I can get 'er done.
I have changed the tire before, it's just much tougher than my other bikes.
Posted June 18, 2008 - 06:02 PM
Posted June 18, 2008 - 07:12 PM
don't forget your gorilla snot !
i only run two locks because dirt went in the hole .
Posted June 18, 2008 - 07:13 PM
Tried it once, fought with it for 30 mins and said screw it. Needed something from the motorcycle store anyways.
Posted June 19, 2008 - 06:24 AM
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Posted June 19, 2008 - 07:46 AM
Where do you get the "gorilla snot" - I've always used a solution of Dawn Dish Soap and water...... It doesn't seem to always work that great.
WD40 is the best bead lube ever, Just dont get it on your rotor.
Posted June 19, 2008 - 08:10 AM
Do a search and you will find many (including myself) only run one rim lock with no problems.
2 rimlocks are good idea -
1. The 18" tire equates to more rotating mass than a 19", while I have not actually seen it happen, this may be engineered to prevent tire slippage from a 18" tire.
2. Offroad riding vs. MX presents terrain that will be more likely to cause your tire to slip.
3. Riding out on a flat with 2 rimlocks is a lot more effective than doing it with just one.
I also second the WD-40 as a lube for the beads.
Posted June 19, 2008 - 09:57 AM
Posted June 19, 2008 - 10:20 AM
I find that a little dish soap mixed with water in a spray bottle works well, and won't potentially slip like WD-40 might?
The best thing I've found for changing tires is a bead buddy. You can get one from rocky mountain pretty cheap, or get the original design that rocky mtn copied from motion pro for more $$$.
With a bead buddy, 2 good levers and some soapy water, its almost too easy!
Posted June 19, 2008 - 10:36 AM
Our local dealer pull's them off all the wr's.
He says there's never been an issue